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MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 9:00pm PST
going over the fiscal cliff. we are going either all the way over or going partly over, but we are definitely, definitely going over. that whole fiscal cliff thing, where congress and the white house can't reach a deal on taxes and spending before the end of the year and they maybe get us into a recession, it's definitely happening. that was the whole point of president obama's press conference this afternoon. >> i still want to get this done. it's the right thing to do for our families, for our businesses, and for our entire economy. but the hour for immediate action is here. it is now. >> allow me a quick update here. that press conference, it came after president obama met with john boehner and nancy pelosi and harry reid and mitch mcconnell, so all the key congressional leaders. and listen to the president here. >> the american people are watching what we do here. obviously, their patience is already thin. this is deja vu all over again. america wonders why it is that in this town for some reason, you can't get stuff done in an organized timetable. why everything always has to wait until the last minute. well, we're now at the last minute. and the american people are not going to ha
MSNBC
Dec 31, 2012 6:00pm PST
hours of the fiscal cliff deadline. the key for joe biden is to sell this agreement to fellow democrats who will be critical in getting it passed, not only in the senate, but also having influence in the house. because the house may be a much tougher go in terms of those tax increases. you may have some of the most conservative republicans in the house who will oppose that when does the voting happen? we don't have a set schedule yet. but certainly senators have been telling me all evening they would like to try to vote some time before they go to bed tonight, whether that beats the midnight deadline or not remains to be seen. the house has gone home for tonight. they did not expect there would be an opportunity to vote. they'll be back on new year's day. so the cliff that everyone has talked about, the deadline, what happens? any agreement that can be resolved, whether it's a vote tonight and it rolls into the next couple days, if they can make this stick, there is a way to make everything retroactive. so people's taxes will stay the same unless you're in that high earning income. you'll get your paycheck if you are getting benefits as an unemployed person for the long-term that won't be interrupte
MSNBC
Dec 26, 2012 6:00pm PST
american people. this basket of problems is what washington calls the fiscal cliff. you've been hearing for months now about the cliff crisis. you've heard a lot about whether or not it will matter, you've heard about the offers and the counteroffers president obama and house speaker john boehner put on the table. if you live in the game area, you're going to be reading about the cliff whether you like it or not. we at starbucks have an opportunity and i believe a responsibility to use our company's scale for good, by sending a respectful and optimistic message to our officials to come together and reach important ground. this week, through december 28th, partners at our washington, d.c., area stores are writing come together on customer's cups. i am hugely in favor of this new starbucks initiative. not because i think writing come together on coffee cups will bring anybody in washington together, i have an embarrassing coffee order, i'm hoping they will write over my order and people won't judge me. >>> i want to step back and give you five things to remember this week. think of it as fiscal cliff notes. number one, there is a giant misconception to clear up. the thing people call the fiscal cliff, it equals too much austerity too quickly. this drives me up the w
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 1:00am PST
legislation to avert the entire fiscal cliff and now the senate must act." so that's helpful. senator schatz, i know you probably just checked into the marriott capitol hill or something, but i don't know, you got any ideas? joining us is someone who i hope will have ideas. democratic senator debbie stabenow. senator stabenow, thank you for being with us tonight. >> absolutely, ezra. and i wanted to thank you for what is a very good summary of where we are. and it is the most frustrating thing i've ever gone through in my entire life, i think. >> i appreciate that. and covering it, what has been striking to me is the level of not just substantive disagreement on things like tax and spending but the procedural breakdown. every procedural effort that gets begun to solve this, either negotiations or the house plan b or maybe reid and mcconnell negotiations, it is dissolving very, very quickly. so what comes now? what is actually the process by which we can move forward? >> well, first of all, we have to be able to govern. we have to have an adult conversation, getting people in the room who act
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